Heart of West Michigan United Way Funding to support CLC services to local children

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CLC currently has funding through United Way and other new funding sources that allow for local children who have never been in the program before and have a qualifying motor disability to attend a four week free introductory session of Conductive Education. The process for applying is located on our website at: www.conductivelearningcenter.org and involves completing a new student application, followed by an appointment for a personal assessment with the program director, Andrea Benyovszky. Following the trial session if the program is determined to be of benefit to the child by the program director and family, the parents may enroll the child in additional four week sessions for which the fee will be based on a sliding scale according to income. Conductive Education targets children under six years old to prepare them for entry into school with follow up programming available at CLC once they reach school age, which is typically 2 afternoons a week. CLC has ongoing 4 week sessions during the school year for Children birth to age 6 and alternating intensive 4 week programs for other age groups. Applications are available on the website and parents should indicate which sessions their child is available to attend. This is a tremendous opportunity for families to enroll their child in Conductive Education programs and experience what CE can do for a child with a motor challenge. Please call the center for more information at (616) 575-0575 or fill out an application on the website under “how to apply”.

Target Population: Children from birth through young adulthood with a medical or educational diagnosis of a motor challenge or motor disability.  The motor disability is most commonly cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury.

Referral Procedure: Additional information and a new student application are available under “applications”. You may also phone the center at (616) 575-0575 for more details. Assessments for fall programs will begin in August. Applications must be submitted prior to scheduling an appointment.

To provide opportunities for preschool and school age children with motor challenges to achieve optimal physical, cognitive and social independence through the application and promotion of conductive education principles.CLC is a 501(C)3 Organization